My original plan was to create an abstract rendition of the Corbières landscape which I had sketched earlier in the week. It's a small little sketch, about 10 cm wide. I knew it would be hard to reproduce it's freshness in a larger format.
Instead of using ink for the dark shapes, I used indigo and burnt sienna watercolours. And I was happy enough with how it looked. But I hadn't thought out how I would incorporate the colours above and below. Rule number 1 of watercolours is to start with the lights and finish with the darks.
I didn't take any photos of the resulting watercolour. It wasn't pretty is all you need to know.
And a few close-ups. I might use these as inspiration for a bigger painting